When you get sick, you want the best healthcare. To help you out, here are some of the factors you should consider when choosing a hospital:
Nature of the facility
How does the facility look like? As rule of thumb, it should be equipped with all the necessary equipment. It also should have fully functional laboratories. The hospital will be better off if it has laboratories that cater for a particular condition. For example, if should have an ear laboratory, abdominal laboratory and so on. Some of the must have facilities include: CT scan, dialysis, and cardiac catheterization lab.
You also should consider the quality standards of the hospital. For peace of mind that the facility provides you with the best care, ensure that it meets the quality standards. If you are looking for a hospital for a loved one, ask for brochures that show the facility’s credentials.
The other thing you need to consider is the reputation of the hospital. The cool thing is that you can tell this by simply reading the online reviews of the institution. If there are many negative reviews, avoid the hospital.
Patient infections are common in hospitals. To avoid the infections, you need to ensure that the hospital you are looking to go is clean.
It’s common for patients suffering from complex conditions to be admitted. To make sure that you get the best care, take a look at the nature of the wards. Are they clean? Is there enough food? How many people sleep on the same bed at the same time?
Quality of the doctors
The quality of the doctors is critical for your well-being. The last thing you want is to work with an unqualified doctor. You should research the qualifications of the doctors before you attend the facility. The cool thing is that you can easily tell the skills of the doctors by simply reading the information given on the hospital website.
In addition to the qualifications, also consider the ratio of the physicians to patients. While the doctors might be qualified, they won’t give you a great service if there are many patients to attend to. In addition to the doctor being overworked thus tired, he/she might not have enough time to work with you. To get excellent and personalized care, join an institution with enough doctors.
Ease of access
This comes in handy when the patient is too sick. A hospital that is easy to access also makes it easy for patient visits. Although, not mandatory, you will be better off working with a hospital that is close to the main road.
How much does the hospital cost? This is crucial. While quality service always comes at a cost, you don’t have to spend a lot of money all the time. There are many good quality hospitals that charge less. All you need to do is to do enough research to identify them.
These are some of the factors you should consider when choosing a hospital for yourself or a loved one. For a great service, work with a reputable health facility.
It is estimated that roughly seventy per cent of all our countrymen suffer from some foot disorder, including clubfeet, fallen arches, ingrowing toe-nails, corns, athlete’s foot, blisters, swellings, etc.
Almost all of the present-day foot ills can be directly traced to man’s effort to force twenty-six bones and some thirty cubic inches of blood and tissue into the torturous confines of string, steel and leather called a shoe. Corns, calluses and blisters became the rule as men and women cramped healthy feet into these leather prisons. Overlapping toes, athlete’s foot and ingrowing toe-nails were the direct result of squeezing the feet into confining quarters and denying them the air and sun that would protect them.
The two worst public enemies manufactured in the shoe factories are the high-heeled shoes and the rubber and canvas affair worn by athletes. It is no accident that “athlete’s foot” takes its name by those men who spend long hours in sneakers. Footwear that permits no ventilation holds the toxic discharge of the foot tissue and creates the atmosphere necessary for the growth of fungi. In addition to this unhealthy state, the rubber-soled shoe or sneaker acts to insulate the wearer from the benefits of earth-contact. Thus, while these shoes create the conditions that contribute to decay, they also isolate the feet from one of the natural agents which would ordinarily serve to strengthen the feet against such decay.
The high-heeled shoe, as we have already mentioned, is directly responsible for many of the bodily aches and pains that pursue the modern woman. The twisting and bobbing action of a body that is forced to walk upon these wood and leather stilts creates immeasurable damage to muscle, bone and nerve from head to toe. But worst of all is the effect of these monstrous devices upon women’s feet. By bending the feet into semi-permanent positions of unnatural distortion, the high-heeled shoes succeed in destroying the natural forms and muscular strength of the feet. No false pride or fashion fetish can excuse this deliberate sabotage of bodily health.
It is quite possible, even in our present society, for the average person to spend several hours each day in barefoot walk, work and exercise. It is also a simple matter for all of us, even during the working day, to shoe our feet -in unconfining wear that will permit the skin to receive the benefit of air. Sandals, preferably wooden or leather-soled, and the perforated and woven Mexican-type shoe permit such constant benefits. When at home, in the garden or yard, make certain that your feet receive the strengthening and invigorating stimulus of barefoot exercise and earth-contact. Whenever possible, avoid the use of confining footwear.
The natural therapy for bunions, blisters and calluses is the same as that for corns. But it is important to realize that none of these conditions can be permanently alleviated without doing away with the source of irritation. Unless you are willing to carry on an endless campaign against such painful conditions, you had better eliminate the source, the improper footwear you have forced upon your innocent feet.
In addition to perverting the natural form of the foot, most shoes tend to immobilize many of the foot muscles provided by nature. This condition reduces the perfect mechanism provided for us at birth to a condition of degeneration through disuse. Without proper exercise the muscles that support a healthy foot fall into a decline that brings with it foot fatigue, pain and a loss of stability. Realizing this, I have created an effective programme for returning aching and weakened feet to a condition of natural health. This consisted of hot baths, cold-water rubs, massage and, most important of all, exercise. These were developed not only to strengthen the muscles of the feet but those of the legs and back which support our daily foot work, thus helping to eliminate the leg and back pains that often originate in the feet. It is important to remember in these, as in all exercises, that the patient’s capacity for such stimulation was always ascertained before the exact programme of exercise was provided. Never guide yourself according to the abilities or constitution of others, but provide for yourself what you can best afford and by which you will most benefit. To each his own.
The first exercise is performed from a face-up reclining position. The arms are outstretched and with the palms of the hands and the toes of the feet the body is raised. From this position, the body is moved slowly forwards and backwards from a tip-toe position to a point at which the heels almost touch the ground. This is repeated some ten or fifteen times.
Fingers touching the ground and one leg extended well behind the other in the position of a track runner, the balance of the body is moved first from the toes of one foot to the toes of the other. This shifting is repeated another ten to fifteen times. Both of these first two exercises are extremely beneficial to feet and legs, and to back muscles.
Taking a book or a strong box no more than three inches thick, the patient stands upon it so that the front half of the foot extends over the edge. Now, moving slowly forward and then backward, the toes are made to touch the ground and then return.
Now the position is reversed, with the heels extending over the edge and the swaying repeated. This time the heels are made to touch the ground and return. Both of these exercises will help to strengthen the arches and calf muscles.
Holding on to a chair or table for balance, the body is supported upon the toes of one foot. In the fashion of a ballet dancer, the raised leg is moved first forward and then backward to the highest degree obtainable. The true feeling of ballet grace can be attained if the free leg is swung in a slow and wide arc front to back. The legs are to be alternated during the exercise.
Standing upon the toes of both feet, the body is revolved slowly.
Lying flat on the back, the legs are raised one at a time and the toes and ankles stretched as far forward as possible. If the patient is particularly eager and relatively well toned, he or she may attempt to raise both legs simultaneously without bending the knees and then perform the exercise. This is no small feat, but well worth the effort.
Standing upon the outer rim of the feet, the patient walks briskly about. Following this, the position is shifted to the inner rim of the feet and the brisk walk repeated.
These are all the exercises provided in the Foot Health programme. You will notice that no pencil-lifting or marble-rolling or the like is included. Oddly enough, many so-called experts have concocted exercises which a normally healthy foot would find difficult to perform, and then demanded that sore and suffering feet run through them without faltering. What these people fail to realize is that the patient would not turn to them for assistance if he could perform such herculean feats of callisthenics. Exercises that are beyond the immediate ability of the patient always tend to discourage him or her and in the end defeat the original purpose. The success or failure of a programme of exercise is decided by the regularity with which the programme is practiced. Anything that tends to discourage regular practice is undesirable no matter how beneficial its final effects might promise to be.
You might have tried to get the perfect pout using lipstick, lip liner or lip gloss, but if you want a longer lasting result, then dermal fillers could be the solution. Lip fillers have become a popular way of enhancing the lips, so whether full lips or a more subtle, natural look is your goal, it can easily be achieved.
Fillers are also used to compensate for the ageing process, smoothing wrinkles and correcting the smoker’s lines around the mouth. Lip augmentation treatment can give your lips the outline and definition that time has destroyed.
A lip enhancement is a cosmetic procedure which adds more volume and substance to the lip, which will give you fuller, plumper and more defined lips. A lip filler procedure can not only enhance your lips, but it can easily improve your overall appearance by balancing and restoring your face perfectly, with full and flattering lips. Lip fillers enhance thin, ageing or asymmetrical lips, by adding volume, definition, lifting the corners of the mouth and reducing smoker’s lines.
Results include improving:
Vermilion border – which gives the outline and improves definition and minimizes lip bleed.
The upper and lower lip – injections will give more volume and substance to the lip.
Cupid bow – defining the cupid bow gives female lips a balance.
Philtrum ridges – inserting filler enhances and defines the features of the lips.
The thought of having dermal fillers in the lips can sometimes make people nervous, with visions of ending up with massively inflated lips, but this isn’t the reality. A reputable clinic will always discuss what you do, and what you don’t want at your consultation, and a fully trained, experienced practitioner with experience in injectable treatments will have the ultimate aim of making all of their clients look and feel their very best.
Dermal fillers are ideal for lip plumping as:
The fillers are uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition
The injections are completely controlled, and you can decide if you want a subtle, dramatic, or in-between look
They provide natural looking results with just one treatment
Lip Injections allow you to correct unbalanced or uneven lips
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body and the most common dermal fillers today are hyaluronic acid based. Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the lips by adding:
The nice thing about lip fillers is how quickly you will notice the difference, the results are almost immediate. Following the injections, you may have some swelling, but once it wears down, the effects of the fillers are easy to see and you won’t have to wait weeks to see your new lips. Lip filler treatments get excellent results and last a considerable amount of time, but they aren’t permanent and will need repeating.
If you need help choosing a cosmetic procedure, we provide an extensive range of cosmetic procedures for the face and body: Botox, Vaser Lipo, Lip Augmentation, Dermal Fillers and many more treatments, to help create a younger, slimmer, more youthful looking you!
The Selston Cosmetic Clinic is located in Selston, Nottingham, where we offer a bespoke service with a personalised touch and deliver high client satisfaction. We have been involved in the cosmetic industry for over 10 years